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Gov. Walker wants more rigorous education standards

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker says he is in favor of Wisconsin adopting more rigorous academic standards than the uniform national ones for public school testing, called the Common Core.

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Five Wisconsin public schools named “Blue Ribbon Schools"

Updated: 09/24/2013 - Wisconsin Superintendent Tony Evers congratulated 5 Wisconsin public schools on Tuesday that were named 2013 Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education for their success at improving student achievement.

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UPDATE: Citizen shoots dog attacking teen, friend

Posted: 09/24/2013 - A 17-year-old girl suffered bite wounds to her arms, leg and shoulder area when she was attacked by a pit bull in a Milwaukee alley. Another citizen shot the dog to stop it.

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Marshfield schools say union law is saving money

Posted: 09/24/2013 - School administrators in Marshfield say Gov. Scott Walker's legislation eliminating most public employees' union rights is saving their school district money.

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Domestic abusers' gun possession would be verified

Updated: 09/24/2013 - A bipartisan bill expected to get a speedy hearing in Madison, would better verify whether domestic and child abusers covered by restraining orders have guns in their possession.

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UPDATE: Wis counties call to accept Medicaid money

Posted: 09/23/2013 - UPDATE: The Wisconsin Counties Association has passed a resolution reaffirming its longstanding position that the state ought to accept federal money to pay for Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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Chequamegon Bay area commemorates JFK Day

Posted: 09/23/2013 - The Chequamegon Bay area on Tuesday will mark President John F. Kennedy's visit on Sept. 24, 1963 and the attention he brought to the Apostle Islands.

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Hunter fatally shot in Marathon County

Posted: 09/23/2013 - Sheriff's officials say one person has died in a hunting accident in Marathon County. Authorities say a squirrel hunter was shot in the Town of Hamburg Saturday. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and sheriff's deputies are investigating

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Compromise in works for access to Wis. mine site.

Posted: 09/22/2013 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers are developing an alternative to barring the public from 3,500 acres of forest around a proposed mine site in northern Wisconsin.

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Wis. GOP efforts to expand hunting irk opponents.

Updated: 09/22/2013 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Hunting opponents say Wisconsin Republicans and the state Department of Natural Resources are going overboard in their efforts to expand hunting in the state.

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Wis. historical site to offer autumn celebration

Posted: 09/22/2013 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A southeastern Wisconsin historical site is planning an autumn celebration next month complete with pumpkin carving and scary stories.

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